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BBC Children's Books is an imprint of the Penguin Group, launched in 2004,[1][2][3] which publishes licensed books featuring BBC properties targeted at the children's market. They also publish branded colouring books, quiz books and activity books, and all issues of the Doctor Who Annual since the 2007 issue.

The imprint published a 14-volume series of hardcovers entitled the Doctor Who Files, which featured original short stories. These stories were later compiled into another BBC Children's Books release, The Doctor Who Stories, in late 2009.

Also in 2009, the BBC Children's Books imprint published the 10-volume Doctor Who series The Darksmith Legacy.

In 2016, they published the Choose the Future series of books, including Night of the Kraken and Terror Moon.

They published guidebooks, like A History of Humankind in 2016, and The Companion's Companion in 2017.

In 2018 and 2020, BBC Children's Books published The Secret in Vault 13 and The Maze of Doom, a set childrens novels featuring the Thirteenth Doctor.

Works published[edit | edit source]

2005-09[edit | edit source]

BBC Children's Books (2005-09)
Title Price (RRP) Publication date ISBN
Doctor Who Sticker Guide £3.99 7 July 2005 1-40590-116-0
Doctor Who Intergalactic Activity Book £3.99 7 July 2005 1-40590-140-3
Doctor Who: TARDIS Manual £3.99 27 October 2005 1-40590-141-1
Doctor Who Classified! A Confidential 3-D Dossier £4.99 27 October 2005 1-40590-147-0
Doctor Who Quiz Book £3.99 27 October 2005 1-40590-148-9
978-1-40590-148-2
978-1-85613-161-2
Doctor Who Activity Book £3.99 25 May 2006 1-40590-218-3
978-1-40590-218-2
978-1-85613-165-0
Doctor Who Regeneration Sticker Guide £3.99 25 May 2006 1-40590-241-8
978-1-40590-241-0
978-1-85613-119-3
Doctor Who Files 1: The Doctor £5.99 8 June 2006 1-40590-245-0
978-1-40590-245-8
Doctor Who Files 2: Rose £5.99 8 June 2006 1-40590-246-9
978-1-40590-246-5
Doctor Who Files 3: The Slitheen £5.99 8 June 2006 1-40590-247-7
978-1-40590-247-2
Doctor Who Files 4: The Sycorax £5.99 8 June 2006 1-40590-248-5
978-1-40590-248-9
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2007 £6.99 31 August or September 2006 1-40590-199-3
978-1-40590-199-4
Doctor Who Quiz Book 2 £4.99 5 October 2006 1-40590-231-0
978-1-40590-231-1
978-1-85613-127-8
Doctor Who Model-Making Kit £9.99 5 October 2006 978-1-40590-278-6
Doctor Who Files 5: Mickey £5.99 5 October 2006 1-40590-286-8
978-1-40590-286-1
Doctor Who Files 6: K-9 £5.99 5 October 2006 978-1-40590-250-2
Doctor Who Files 7: The Daleks £5.99 5 October 2006 978-1-40590-285-4
Doctor Who Files 8: The Cybermen £5.99 5 October 2006 1-40590-249-3
978-1-40590-249-6
Doctor Who Void Vision Activity Book £3.99 3 May 2007 1-40590-325-2
978-1-40590-325-7
978-1-85613-162-9
Doctor Who Glow in the Dark Monsters Sticker Guide £3.99 3 May 2007 1-40590-326-0
978-1-40590-326-4
978-1-85613-124-7
Doctor Who Mini Sticker Book £4.99 3 May 2007 978-1-40590-327-1
Doctor Who Time Lord in Training £3.99 3 May 2007 1-40590-331-7
978-1-40590-331-8
978-1-85613-160-5
Doctor Who Activity Pack
(Time Travel Activities & Alien Activities)
£3.99 28 June 2007 1-40590-369-4
978-1-40590-369-1
Doctor Who Activity Collection £3.99 5 July 2007 1-40590-356-2
978-1-40590-356-1
978-1-85613-121-6
Decide Your Destiny:
The Spaceship Graveyard
£4.99 5 July 2007 978-1-40590-376-9
978-1-85613-144-5
Decide Your Destiny:
Alien Arena
£4.99 5 July 2007 978-1-40590-352-3
978-1-85613-132-2
Decide Your Destiny:
The Time Crocodile
£4.99 5 July 2007 978-1-40590-350-9
978-1-85613-145-2
978-1-85613-141-4
Decide Your Destiny:
The Corinthian Project
£4.99 5 July 2007 1-40590-345-7
978-1-40590-345-5
978-1-85613-138-4
Doctor Who Files 9: Martha £5.99 30 August 2007 1-40590-309-0
978-1-40590-309-7
Doctor Who Files 10: Captain Jack £5.99 30 August 2007 1-40590-311-2
978-1-40590-311-0
Doctor Who Files 11: The Cult of Skaro £5.99 30 August 2007 1-40590-312-0
978-1-40590-312-7
Doctor Who Files 12: The TARDIS £5.99 30 August 2007 1-40590-310-4
978-1-40590-310-3
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2008 £6.99 5 September 2007 978-1-40590-355-4
Doctor Who Activity Tin
(Alien Attacks, Companion Code Book & Monster Quiz Book)
£7.99 27 September 2007 1-40590-393-7
978-1-40590-393-6
Doctor Who TARDIS Model-Making Kit £9.99 3 October 2007 1-40590-349-X
978-1-40590-349-3
978-1-85613-037-0
Doctor Who Time Travels £17.99 3 October 2007 1-40590-353-8
978-1-40590-353-0
978-1-85613-036-3
Doctor Who Quiz Book 3 £4.99 4 October 2007 1-40590-354-6
978-1-40590-354-7
978-1-85613-128-5
Decide Your Destiny:
The Crystal Snare
£4.99 4 October 2007 978-1-40590-381-3
978-1-85613-140-7
978-1-85613-130-8
Decide Your Destiny:
War of the Robots
£4.99 4 October 2007 978-1-40590-382-0
978-1-85613-146-9
Decide Your Destiny:
Dark Planet
£4.99 4 October 2007 978-1-40590-379-0
978-1-85613-135-3
Decide Your Destiny:
The Haunted Wagon Train
£4.99 4 October 2007 978-1-40590-380-6
978-1-85613-141-4
Doctor Who 2008 Desk Calendar £6.99 1 November 2007 1-40590-370-8
978-1-40590-370-7
Doctor Who Family Activity Planner £?.?? 1 November 2007 1-40590-371-6
978-1-40590-371-4
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Invasion of the Bane
£4.99 1 November 2007 978-1-40590-397-4
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Revenge of the Slitheen
£4.99 1 November 2007 978-1-40590-398-1
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Eye of the Gorgon
£4.99 1 November 2007 978-1-40590-399-8
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Warriors of Kudlak
£4.99 1 November 2007 978-1-40590-400-1
Doctor Who Files: Collected Files 1-4 £23.96 November 2007 978-0-14092-499-2
Decide Your Destiny:
Lost Luggage
£4.99 6 March 2008 978-1-40590-401-8
978-1-85613-148-3
Decide Your Destiny:
Second Skin
£4.99 6 March 2008 978-1-40590-402-5
978-1-85613-149-0
Decide Your Destiny:
The Dragon King
£4.99 6 March 2008 978-1-40590-402-5
978-1-85613-158-2
Decide Your Destiny:
The Horror of Howling Hill
£4.99 6 March 2008 978-1-40590-404-9
978-1-85613-159-9
Doctor Who Activity Annual £5.99 6 March 2008 1-40590-422-4
978-1-40590-422-3
Doctor Who 3-D Monster Masks £3.99 1 May 2008 978-1-40590-410-0
978-1-85613-163-6
Doctor Who A Tale of Two Time Lords Sticker Guide £3.99 1 May 2008 978-1-40590-406-3
978-1-85613-164-3
Doctor Who Monster Mini Sticker Book £4.99 1 May 2008 978-1-40590-425-4
Doctor Who Tattoo Activity Book £3.99 3 July 2008 1-40590-407-0
978-1-40590-407-0
Doctor Who Files 13: The Sontarans £5.99 3 July 2008 1-40590-444-5
978-1-40590-444-5
Doctor Who Files 14: The Ood £5.99 3 July 2008 1-40590-442-9
978-1-40590-442-1
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2009 £6.99 7 August 2008 1-40590-427-5
978-1-40590-427-8
Doctor Who 2009 Desk Calendar £?.?? 11 August 2008 1-40590-477-1
978-1-40590-477-3
Doctor Who Time Planner £?.?? 11 August 2008 1-40590-478-X
978-1-40590-478-0
Doctor Who Dalek Pop-up Model Kit £12.99 25 September 2008 or 28 October 2008 1-40590-426-7
978-1-40590-426-1
Doctor Who Space Travels £17.99 25 September 2008 or October 2008 1-40590-428-3
978-1-40590-428-5
978-1-85613-209-1
Doctor Who Quiz Book 4 £4.99 25 September 2008 978-1-40590-445-2
978-1-85613-208-4
Doctor Who The Ultimate Quiz Book
(Waterstone's exclusive)
£7.99 1 October 2008 978-1-40590-528-2
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
£4.99 6 November 2008 978-1-40590-507-7
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
The Lost Boy
£4.99 6 November 2008 978-1-40590-506-0
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
The Last Sontaran
£4.99 6 November 2008 978-1-40590-509-1
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Day of the Clown
£4.99 6 November 2008 978-1-40590-510-7
Doctor Who Vortex Collection[4]
(W H Smith exclusive)
£21.95 2008 978-1-40590-447-6
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Dust of Ages
£4.99 29 January 2009 978-1-40590-513-8
978-1-40590-659-3
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Graves of Mordane
£4.99 29 January 2009 978-1-40590-514-5
978-1-40590-665-4
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Colour of Darkness
£4.99 26 February 2009 978-1-40590-515-2
978-1-40590-661-6
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Depths of Despair
£4.99 26 March 2009 978-1-40590-516-9
978-1-40590-662-3
Doctor Who Activity Annual £5.99 2 April 2009 978-1-40590-544-2
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Vampire of Paris
£4.99 30 April 2009 978-1-40590-517-6
978-1-40590-668-5
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Game of Death
£4.99 28 May 2009 978-1-40590-518-3
978-1-40590-664-7
Doctor Who Alien Armies Activity Book £3.99 28 May 2009 978-1-40590-492-6
978-1-40590-637-1
Doctor Who Children of Time Sticker Poster Book £3.99 28 May 2009 978-1-40590-493-3
978-1-40590-636-4
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Planet of Oblivion
£4.99 25 June 2009 978-1-40590-519-0
978-1-40590-667-8
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Pictures of Emptiness
£4.99 30 July 2009 978-1-40590-520-6
978-1-40590-666-1
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2010 £7.99 6 August 2009 978-1-40590-494-0
978-1-40590-612-8
The Darksmith Legacy:
The Art of War
£4.99 27 August 2009 978-1-40590-521-3
978-1-40590-660-9
The Doctor Who Stories £9.99 3 September 2009 978-1-40590-599-2
The Darksmith Legacy:
The End of Time
£4.99 24 September 2009 978-1-40590-522-0
978-1-40590-663-0
Doctor Who Guide to Alien Armies £5.99 1 October 2009 978-1-40590-577-0
The Doctor Who Files Collector's Edition £30.00 1 October 2009 978-1-40590-605-0
The Darksmith Legacy
(The Book People exclusive)
£49.90 October 2009 978-1-40590-670-8
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
£4.99 5 November 2009 978-1-40590-628-9
The Sarah Jane Adventures: Quiz Book £4.99 5 November 2009 978-1-40590-629-6

2010-19[edit | edit source]

BBC Children's Books (2010-19)
Title Price (RRP) Publication date ISBN
Decide Your Destiny:
The Coldest War
£5.99 29 April 2010 978-1-40590-686-9
Decide Your Destiny:
Claws of the Macra
£5.99 29 April 2010 978-1-40590-685-2
Doctor Who Doctor's Companion Activity Book £3.99 29 April 2010 978-1-40590-690-6
Doctor Who Eleventh Doctor Regeneration Sticker Guide £3.99 29 April 2010 978-1-40590-691-3
Doctor Who 3D Mask Activity Book £3.99 3 June 2010 978-1-40590-692-0
Doctor Who Intergalactic Survival Guide £5.99 3 June 2010 978-1-40590-693-7
Doctor Who The Weeping Angels £4.99 3 June 2010 978-1-40590-698-2
Doctor Who Battle Badges Activity Book £3.99 3 June 2010 978-1-40590-705-7
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2011 £7.99 5 August 2010 978-1-40590-694-4
Doctor Who Quiz Book: Who? What? When? £4.99 2 September 2010 978-1-40590-695-1
Decide Your Destiny:
Judoon Monsoon
£5.99 2 September 2010 978-1-40590-697-5
Decide Your Destiny:
Empire of the Wolf
£5.99 2 September 2010 978-1-40590-715-6
Doctor Who TARDIS Traveller £8.99 2 September 2010 978-1-40590-727-9
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor: Matt Smith £6.99 7 October 2010 978-1-40590-687-6
Doctor Who The Secrets of the TARDIS £14.99 7 October 2010 978-1-40590-739-2
Doctor Who Companion Compendium £6.99 7 October 2010 978-1-40590-748-4
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
The Nightmare Man
£4.99 25 November 2010 978-1-40590-808-5
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Death of the Doctor
£4.99 25 November 2010 978-1-40590-806-1
Doctor Who 2 in 1:
Heart of Stone/Death Riders
£6.99 3 February 2011 978-1-40590-757-6
978-1-40590-809-2
Doctor Who 2 in 1:
System Wipe/The Good, the Bad and the Alien
£6.99 3 February 2011 978-1-40590-758-3
978-1-40590-810-8
Doctor Who Bumper Activity Book £5.99 3 March 2011 978-1-40590-769-9
Doctor Who Monster Miscellany £6.99 28 April 2011 978-1-40590-779-8
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2012 £7.99 4 August 2011 978-1-40590-798-9
Doctor Who Alien Adventures £6.99 1 September 2011 978-1-40590-767-5
978-1-40590-812-2
Doctor Who Sightseeing in Space £6.99 1 September 2011 978-1-40590-768-1
978-1-40590-813-9
Doctor Who 100 Scariest Monsters £9.99 6 October 2011 978-1-40590-797-2
Doctor Who Where's the Doctor? £8.99 6 October 2011 978-1-40590-817-7
Doctor Who Postcards from Time and Space £14.99 6 October 2011 978-1-40590-829-0
Doctor Who Monstrous Missions £6.99 2 February 2012 978-1-40590-804-7
978-1-40590-814-6
Doctor Who Step Back in Time £6.99 2 February 2012 978-1-40590-805-4
978-1-40590-815-3
The Official Doctor Who Annual 2013 £7.99 2 August 2012 978-1-40590-844-3
Doctor Who When's the Doctor? £8.99 6 September 2012 978-1-40590-849-8
978-1-40591-012-5
Doctor Who The Official Doctionary £9.99 4 October 2012 978-1-40590-896-2
978-1-40594-155-6
Doctor Who: Official Sticker Book £?.?? 28 May 2013 978-1-40590-915-0
The Official 50th Anniversary Annual £7.99 10 August 2013 978-1-40591-179-5
Doctor Who: The Essential Guide £12.99 7 October 2013 978-1-40591-400-0
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2015 £?.?? 25 September 2014 978-1-40591-179-5
Doctor Who Monster Sticker Activity £?.?? 2 October 2014 978-1-40591-766-7
Doctor Who How to be a Time Lord: Official Guide £9.99 2 October 2014 978-1-40594-006-1
978-0-72329-436-8
Doctor Who Time Traveller's Journal £?.?? 7 May 2015 978-1-40592-080-3
Doctor Who Heroes and Monsters Collection £6.99 6 August 2015 978-1-40592-268-5
978-1-40592-680-5
Doctor Who Model-Building Book £?.?? 3 September 2015 978-1-40592-170-1
Doctor Who The Ultimate Time and Space Collection[5] £32.99 3 September 2015 978-1-40592-197-8
Doctor Who Time Lord: Quiz Quest £?.?? 3 September 2015 978-1-40592-000-1
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2016 £?.?? 1 October 2015 978-1-40592-001-8
Doctor Who Time Lord Fairy Tales £12.99 1 October 2015 978-1-40592-002-5
Doctor Who The Dangerous Book of Monsters: The Doctor's Official Guide £9.99 1 October 2015 978-1-40592-003-2
Choose the Future:
Night of the Kraken
£?.?? 27 April 2016 978-1-40592-650-8
Doctor Who Travels in Time Colouring Book £?.?? 24 May 2016 978-1-40592-726-0
Choose the Future:
Terror Moon
£?.?? 1 September 2016 978-1-40592-651-5
Doctor Who Doodle Book £?.?? 1 September 2016 978-1-40592-652-2
Doctor Who Dot-to-Doc £?.?? 27 September 2016 978-1-40592-730-7
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2017 £?.?? 6 October 2016 978-1-40592-649-2
Doctor Who A History of Humankind £9.99 6 October 2016 978-1-40592-653-9
Doctor Who Time Lord Fairy Tales: Slipcase Edition £20.00 6 October 2016 978-1-40592-851-9
Doctor Who The American Adventures £10.99 6 October 2016 978-1-40592-872-4
978-1-40593-067-3
Doctor Who Twelve Doctors of Christmas £12.99 6 October 2016 978-1-40592-895-3
978-1-40593-066-6
Doctor Who The Companion's Companion £9.99 6 April 2017 978-1-40592-969-1
978-1-40593-198-4
Doctor Who T is for TARDIS £7.99 6 April 2017 978-1-40592-998-1
978-1-40593-346-9
Doctor Who: Origami £12.99 1 June 2017 978-1-40592-893-9
Doctor Who Tales of Terror £12.99 7 September 2017 978-1-40593-003-1
978-1-40593-348-3
978-1-40594-279-9
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2018 £?.?? 21 September 2017 978-1-40593-000-0
Doctor Who 100 Illustrated Adventures £20.00 2 November 2017 978-1-40592-722-2
978-1-40593-356-8
Doctor Who The Day She Saved the Doctor: Four Stories from the TARDIS £12.99 8 March 2018 978-1-40592-997-4
978-1-40593-347-6
Doctor Who One Doctor, Two Hearts £7.99 2 August 2018 978-1-40593-374-2
978-1-40593-756-6
Doctor Who Twelve Angels Weeping £12.99 11 October 2018 978-1-40593-827-3
978-1-40593-864-8
978-1-40594-608-7
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2019 £?.?? 1 November 2018 978-1-40593-376-6
Doctor Who The Secret in Vault 13 £6.99 1 November 2018 978-1-40593-761-0
978-1-40593-760-3
978-1-40593-884-6
978-1-98489-598-1
Doctor Who Choose Your Future Journal £?.?? 6 December 2018 978-1-40594-193-8
Doctor Who Are You as Clever as a Time Lord? £5.99 4 July 2019 978-1-40594-089-4
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2020 £?.?? 19 September 2019 978-1-40594-085-6

2020-present[edit | edit source]

BBC Children's Books (2020-present)
Title Price (RRP) Publication date ISBN
Doctor Who The Maze of Doom £6.99 30 April 2020 978-1-40593-762-7
978-1-40593-763-4
Doctor Who The Thirteenth Doctor's Guide £12.99 28 May 2020 978-1-40594-582-0
978-1-40594-619-3
Doctor Who Knock! Knock! Who's There? £5.99 23 July 2020 978-1-40594-583-7
978-1-40594-679-7
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2021 £7.99 3 September 2020 978-1-40594-607-0
Doctor Who The Wintertime Paradox £12.99 15 October 2020 978-1-40594-610-0
978-1-40594-611-7
978-1-40595-015-2
Doctor Who Time Traveller's Diary £9.99 5 November 2020 978-1-40594-086-3

Cover gallery[edit | edit source]

2005-09[edit | edit source]

2010-19[edit | edit source]

2020-present[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Penguin Books and BBC Worldwide form new venture for BBC Children's Books. BBC Worldwide Press Releases (30 April 2004). Retrieved on 5 February 2021.
  2. The Launch of BBC Children's Books. Publishers Weekly (7 May 2004). Retrieved on 5 February 2021.
  3. BBC Worldwide and Penguin books publish BBC children’s books. Marketing Week (20 May 2004). Retrieved on 5 February 2021.
  4. Contains: Void Vision Activity Book, Glow in the Dark Monsters Sticker Guide, Time Lord in Training, Quiz Book 3 and Decide Your Destiny: The Spaceship Graveyard.
  5. Contains: 100 Scariest Monsters, The Official Doctionary and The Essential Guide.

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